Posting Summary: The University of Virginia Library collects, curates, and facilitates access to a wide variety of materials for all libraries of the University. The employee in this position collaborates with colleagues within the Library and the University to provide appropriate and timely access to published materials in all formats and languages. This position is responsible for creating metadata in a selection of metadata standards for use in a variety of discovery platforms. The employee in this position is expected to be current with local practice for metadata creation, as well as stay informed of the general work of the Library.
Required Minimum Level of Education: Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent
Required Specific Degree/Training: Or equivalent experience
Preferred Minimum Level of Education: *Degree Preferred
Preferred Specific Degree/Training: Master's Degree in Library Science, or Equivalent
Required Minimum Level of Experience: Considerable - 4 to 7 years
Required Specific Experience: Demonstrated experience with creation of metadata in a library setting. Experience working with library standards such as AACR2, RDA, MARC, etc., and library databases, such as OCLC.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 1 - Knowledge of library computer systems 2 - Ability to prioritize job task and responsibilities 3 - Ability to schedule and meet deadlines 4 - Ability to work independently 5 - Ability to analyze problems and data 6 - Ability to communicate effectively
Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of at least one language other than English. Particular language needs at this time are Tibetan, Arabic, Hindi, Sanskrit, Persian, and Urdu, among others.
Required Computer Applications: Microsoft Office Suite
Founded by Thomas Jefferson, the University of Virginia opened in 1825 as the nation's first public university. A longstanding dedication to preeminence in both scholarship and teaching; top ranking in global satisfaction, collegiality and work/family issues on the COACHE survey of early career faculty; a commitment to excellence that is integrally connected with diversity and a broad array of ben...efits make the University of Virginia a prime choice for both faculty and staff. The University of Virginia is located in the small cosmopolitan city of Charlottesville near the Blue Ridge Mountains, 70 miles from Richmond and 110 miles from Washington, D.C. The University of Virginia remains the No. 2 best public university in the 2013 edition of the U.S. News and World Report rankings. In the 14 years since U.S. News began ranking public universities as a separate category, U.Va. has ranked either No. 1 or No. 2. U.Va. continues to rank in the Top 25 among the best of all national universities, public and private.